Research Fellow (Bioinformatics & Computational Biology)

Singapore Center on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering
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Job Description

Four talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellows are wanted to join the Singapore Center on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering in the laboratory for Genomics and Meta’omics, headed by Prof. Stephan C. Schuster. The group operates a substantial DNA sequencing and computing facility that includes high-throughput and single molecule sequencing. 

Contracts are initially awarded for 2 years, but can potentially be expanded to 5 years.

Our work focuses on analyzing information from large scale data sets (e.g., whole genome sequencing, RNA-seq, metagenomics, meta-transcritpomics etc.).

We aim to generate reference genomes for environmental and model systems, conduct cohort and population genetic studies, as well as characterize functional differences via transcriptome analysis. 

We are particularly interested in candidates with research interests and experiences in: 

  • Genome assembly
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Population Genomics
  • Metagenomics
  • Transcriptomics

Educational Requirements

Doctoral degree in human genetics, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, population genetics, microbiology, computational biology, or other fields with strong quantitative skills are required.


Required Experience

  • PhD required in one of the following: bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science (with some complementary background in molecular biology/genetics), statistics or genetics (with significant computational expertise)

  • Highly analytical, critical thinker and highly meticulous in work

  • Experience in working with next generation sequencing data and related analysis tools and workflows

  • Strong knowledge of Unix/Linux operating system

  • Considerable programming/scripting skills in R, Perl, Java, Python, C/C++

  • Familiarity with parallel computing environments (Linux clusters, SunGridEngine, etc…)

  • Experience in development of algorithms/machine learning/statistical models for bioinformatics

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English


    Desired experience and skills

  • Demonstrated skills in effective data visualization

  • Familiarity with genome informatics concepts (e.g. software tools, file formats, and workflows involved in next-generation sequencing)

How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae, a detailed letter of interest, and the names of three potential referees to [email protected]. Please indicate ‘Research Fellow (Bioinformatics & Computational Biology)’ in the subject line.

About Our Organization

The Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering (SCELSE) is a highly nterdisciplinary Research Centre of Excellence (RCE), funded by National Research Foundation, Singapore Ministry of Education, Nanyang Technological University and National University of Singapore.

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